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ECHA to identify parties concerned during public consultations on CLH proposals

ECHA/NA/12/32
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The Agency invites the parties concerned to register their contact details during the public consultations on the CLH proposals. This will enable ECHA to efficiently identify parties concerned to be contacted for further clarification on issues that may arise.

Helsinki, 21 June 2012 – ECHA announces a new step in the Harmonised Classification and Labelling (CLH) process. Parties concerned are invited to identify themselves and register through a comments webform during the public consultations on the CLH proposals.

After the consultation period, the Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) will prepare a scientific opinion on the proposal taking into account the comments received in accordance with Article 37(4) of the Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures.

On a case-by-case basis, ECHA may request registered parties to provide additional information and/or participate in additional targeted consultations that may occur after the public consultation. Therefore it is important for parties concerned to identify themselves, even in situations where they do not intend to provide comments on the CLH proposal that is open for public consultation.